croquet : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops; the winner is the first to traverse all the hoops and hit a peg
  • v  drive away by hitting with one's ball, "croquet the opponent's ball"
  • v  play a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops

  • From the roquet to the bisque, the pass roll to the triple peel, croquet is a game whose time has come -- until you're.
  • At a house party in Fiedler's masterpiece of fictional illness, Nude Croquet, the middle-aged guests decide to shuck their clothes and play croquet in the buff.
  • Her paramount pastime is croquet, at which she excels.
News & Articles

  • Annual croquet tournament coming to Petoskey waterfront
    PETOSKEY -- A croquet tournament will return to Petoskey for its third year on Saturday, June 15, with proceeds to benefit the Little Traverse Historical Society.
    June 10, 2013 - Petoskey News-Review
  • Whack Roll croquet tournament in Harleysville keeps growing, giving
    Most people probably don't notice any difference in the Mennonite Heritage Center's yard since the Whack & Roll croquet tournament was started five years ago. There is a difference, though, especially on tournament days. "We mow it very short," Dan Lapp, development director, said. "It's not good lawn care, but it's good croquet care." In the spring, the ground is also rolled. "Five years ago ...
    June 9, 2013 - The Reporter
  • Kevin Riordan: Adults play a mean game of croquet in Smithville Park
    One summer in the mid-1960s, my blue-collar neighborhood went crazy for croquet. Suddenly everyone had a brightly colored ball-and-mallet set from Montgomery Ward. The kids would arrange the wickets and then play for hours as our transistor radios blared. If we forgot a rule, we made one up.
    June 9, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Boris Johnson in
    My inspiration takes in riverside summer picnics, croquet on the lawn and long fun-filled summer days. Everyone knows my love of vintage and I haven't let down my fellow lovers of dresses inspired by days gone by with some fabulous summer tea... Pearl Lowe Catwalk Queen Apr 20, 2010 23700 31726 croquet Mayor of London Boris Johnson commented, This was a rare opportunity for Londoners to take to the streets and have a go at a quintessentially English game of 'Paille Maille', an earlier version of the game fondly known as croquet. Discovering the...
  • Weeks in South Lincoln County News
    I knew I was in trouble when I offered croquet, bocce ball, and horseshoes and the students told me those were old people games.'said Weeks. "When I asked the students to give me some ideas, they came up with skate boarding at the skate...

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